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smbhax replied in General Discussion 6 months ago

re: Comic Prompts (Share your thoughts with Art)

School is useful, but it can't teach you your own individual style--you'll have to learn that on your own. School teaches you other peoples' styles--but it's useful to know those, to see possibilities.

smbhax commented in the blog 7 months ago
smbhax commented in the blog 7 months ago
smbhax replied in Suggestions 9 months ago

re: No feedback, back button after adding frame; text entry lost going to frame edit

I got tripped up and lost data on the Edit Release Settings page today--I'd entered a title and Chapter synopsis, then uploaded a page, and clicked its Edit button to add a frame--this took me to the frame edit page, and I lost my entered title and synopsis.

I did get a pop-up warning about losing data, but I get those so regularly in normal web...

smbhax replied in Suggestions 9 months ago

re: Notifications

Read vs unread notifications are a different color in the Notifications list now, but the color difference is perhaps overly subtle--I had to look hard to spot the one unread notification in this list:

smbhax replied in Bug Reporting 9 months ago

re: "Edit" button label is not black like the other buttons below page thumb

Sure, here it is at 100%, and enlarged to 240% in Firefox under Windows 10:





Seeing the lettering magnified, it looks like it isn't a color difference between the two, but that "Edit" is not bold like "View."

smbhax replied in Suggestions 9 months ago

re: Move image upload interface to top of Edit Release Settings

Ah, yeah, now the Edit Release Settings page that comes up has the upload UI at the upper right, and there's no second Edit Release Settings page--so, all taken care of!

smbhax replied in Suggestions 9 months ago

re: Move image upload interface to top of Edit Release Settings

Yeah, there are two "Edit Release Settings" screens. The one you posted a picture of was first one--prior to this week. This week, when I'm creating a new release, I first get what used to be the *second* Edit Release Settings screen:


Its image adding UI is down below the red "Delete Release" button at the bottom of the screenshot.

Once I click...

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smbhax started a discussion in Bug Reporting 9 months ago
"Edit" button label is not black like the other buttons below page thumb
Once you've uploaded a comic page, it appears as a thumbnail, with a few buttons below it: "Edit," "View," and a settings button.

"View" and the icon for the settings button are black. The text label for "Edit," though, is grey, making the button almost appear to be disabled, even though it is active.

The "Edit" label...
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smbhax started a discussion in Suggestions 9 months ago
Move image upload interface to top of Edit Release Settings
Creating a new release now goes directly to the Edit Release Settings page. Unlike the old initial release creation page, Edit Release Settings has the image upload interface at the bottom of the page, rather than the top.

It's easy to miss down there, under the Publish and Delete buttons. Also, since uploading can...
smbhax replied in Suggestions 9 months ago

re: Chapter synopsis "max length exceeded" could be more informative

^ Eh okay the HTML "& + quot + ;" still converted into a quotation mark, even though I had it in the "code" tag.

smbhax replied in Suggestions 9 months ago

re: Chapter synopsis "max length exceeded" could be more informative

(Like, quotation marks being converted into

"
and thus being counted as six characters internally, or something like that.)

smbhax replied in Suggestions 9 months ago

re: Chapter synopsis "max length exceeded" could be more informative

Huh, that same text chunk was also hitting an over 400 error on the new Smack Jeeves, even though its text counter only counted it as 396. I wonder if both sites are converting some of the special characters there into code characters that are then counted as more characters. (For SJ, I deleted most of that row of tilde characters, and then it...

smbhax replied in Suggestions 9 months ago

re: Chapter synopsis "max length exceeded" could be more informative

(My edits to posts seem to be timing out, then maybe turning out to have gone through somehow anyway when I make a new post.)

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smbhax started a discussion in Suggestions 9 months ago
First/last comic navigation
Currently, GC's comic browsing layout has no navigation links to jump directly to the first or last pages of a comic; you do have next/previous "release" links, but for someone like me who releases just one page at a time, these are just redundant next/previous page links--and just trying to navigate from the start of...
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smbhax started a discussion in Bug Reporting 10 months ago
Page Settings page of unsaved release is unformatted, image gets lost
- On Comic Details page, click "Create new release"
- On Release Settings page, click "Click or drag image files..."
- Select an image and upload it
- On the thumbnail for the uploaded image, click the small gear icon
= Instead of the small pop-up panel you get if you click the gear icon of a saved page, you are taken to...
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smbhax started a discussion in Bug Reporting 10 months ago
Reading List, Notifications, Conversations buttons not functional on forum post pages
While on a forum post page, like this one, the Reading List (eyeball), Notifications (bell), and Conversations (word balloons) buttons on the site's top right menu are not functional: the number normally overlaid on Notifications does not appear, for instance, and clicking on any of the buttons pops up a small, blank...
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smbhax started a discussion in Bug Reporting 10 months ago
Release manager says page is missing frames, but it has one
The release manager is telling me this page of mine is missing frames

https://globalcomix.com/c/supermassive-black-hole-a-/chapters/en/8/1/1

but it has a frame, pretty much exactly like my other pages, which the manager is okay with. I can't tell what's wrong with the frame on this one, it looks pretty normal as far as...
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smbhax started a discussion in Suggestions 10 months ago
Release "Status: release is not published" looks like a radio button
On the release edit page, a readout near the bottom says "Status" followed by a line break, a grey circle, and text to the left of the circle ("release is not published").

The gray circle looks like a standard HTML form "radio" selection element, making this readout rather confusing--I was wondering why "release is not...
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smbhax started a discussion in Suggestions 10 months ago
Chapter synopsis "max length exceeded" could be more informative
After typing out a "synopsis" entry for a new release, I got a "max length exceeded" error when clicking the "Save changes" button.

But there is no indication of what the max length is, or how far I was over it, leaving me to try cutting my text down via trial and error until the page would finally save without the...
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smbhax started a discussion in Suggestions 10 months ago
Automated frame add suggestions (and a frame help suggestion)
Since I have a single-frame comic, selfishly speaking I would find it really handy if GC, in the absence of me adding a frame, would just add a frame around the whole comic image automatically.

As it is, I have to go in and add a frame to every page, or risk wonky mobile page visibility.

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Adding a frame is a...
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smbhax started a discussion in Suggestions 10 months ago
No feedback, back button after adding frame; text entry lost going to frame edit
When adding a release:

If I type in the title and synopsis of a release, then click the "add frame" button, the text I had typed in for the title and synopsis is lost (not saved).

In the add frame page, there is no clear "back" button. I know there *is* a link I can click to get back to the release edit page, but it...
smbhax favorited Blood Stained Snow 10 months ago
Blood Stained Snow

Manga - Action

Blood Stained Snow takes place in a world ruled by dragons. Only a few chosen humans are allowed to act as the dragon’s judges and death men. Feared for their madness and brutality – they are called Dragoons.